RAIN Notes: Thursday, November 30

Jottings of note:


Backing Away

Spotify plans to shut down its service in Uruguay in January. This decision after the government changed the country’s copyright laws. In an explanatory article penned by Daniel AJ Sokolov, Senior Editorial Correspondent at Heise Medien, ambiguities in the new licensing system make it unclear who is responsible for certain uses. “Because it is unclear who exactly should pay, Spotify fears that the law will force them to pay a second time […] so Spotify is forced to stop its service in Uruguay,” Sokolov writes. READ (article in German)


It’s A Wrap

Edison Research delivers its version of Spotify Wrapped with its annual Top Findings presentation for 2023. Kind of a highlight reel presented by the leading audio research organization, this year’s webinar is scheduled for December 13 at 2pm ET. We look forward to findings on audio, podcasts, radio, exit polls and more from Edison’s custom research and syndicated datasets. Megan Lazovick and Laura Ivey will speak. It’s free; go HERE to register.



Jay Green tipped us to The New Yorker’s year-end review, The Best Podcasts of 2023. While it is impossible to distill “best” into 10 shows, staff writer Sarah Larson bravely selects her choices and describes them eloquently. Here’s #1: Think Twice: Michael Jackson. READ


November 30, 2023

Brad Hill